Older adults should avoid making trips to the grocery store during the pandemic and instead use curbside pick-up or food delivery, new data shows.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~4 min
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Family caregivers often struggle with tasks once a loved one comes home from the hospital. A new study offers ways to help them help those in their care.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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Most—but not all—older adults will get a COVID-19 vaccine once it's available. Many want to wait and see how others fare after getting it first.
Nov. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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Can you visit nursing homes safely as COVID-19 rages on through the holidays? An expert explains what's safe and how you can protect your loved ones.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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Older adults report more feelings of calm and less anxiety—even during the COVID pandemic that places them at greater risk than other age groups.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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Menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may contribute to the sharp increase in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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Older people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's, before cognitive problems arise, are more likely to fall than people not on track to develop dementia.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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